Cameroon: Youth reflect on gender norms

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News from the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA)

In Cameroon, adolescents and young people ages 15-24 partly account for high new HIV infections, which largely occur through unprotected sexual intercourse. This current HIV prevalence among youth may compromise the present and future development of this country.

In response to this challenge, a workshop was organized by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) from 7-9 June at the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon in Buea. Thirty youth from Presbyterian, Catholic, Baptist and Apostolic churches enrolled in the workshop, seeking a “safe space” where they, as church youth, could challenge and question sexual and gender-based violence, and critically reflect on harmful gender norms.

Read more HERE.

 

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Monday, August 21st, 2017
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